After the departure of Misko Antisin, the Silverbacks search for an assistant coach is over.
On Friday, the club announced the signing of assistant coach Darrell Hay.
“I am thrilled to be joining a first-class organization and a premier league like the BCHL,” stated Hay.
“I look forward to helping Salmon Arm fulfill the vision they have for the team on the ice and in the community. I am anxious to get to work at reaching our goals of winning a Royal Bank Cup and developing all the fantastic young athletes that will wear a Silverbacks’ uniform.”
The 1999 Vancouver Canucks draft pick brings a wealth of experience to the Silverbacks organization having played regularly in the AHL, ECHL and more recently having had stints in Germany, Czech Republic, Norway, Italy, Japan and finishing off in Sheffield, England.
“Darrell has a tremendous amount of hockey experience and we are excited to have him join the Silverbacks family. He has a noticeable passion for the game and our defencemen will thrive under his tutelage,” says head coach Brandon West.
“Throughout his career, Darrell has always been known as a team guy that will do anything to achieve success and we want that type of person in our organization. Darrell was a player/coach last season in England and he is ready to take the next step in his coaching career.”
Returning to the coaching staff this year is Brooks Christensen, who will continue to assist in the technical side of the game.